The Seagraves Family

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Laura S.  Seagraves

Laura S. Seagraves

Female 1862 - 1950  (87 years)

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  • Name Laura S. Seagraves 
    • The Seagraves surname presented for this person is based on the dominant spelling found in the various records researched, but primarily on the name carved on the person's gravestone. HOWEVER, for the common variations of the Seagraves family name of which there are over 20, such as Cegrave(s) Segrave(s), Seagreave(s), Seegrave(s), Segrove(s), Seagrove(s), etc. all of which have been given the Seagraves spelling for clarity and ease of analysis.
      Certain variations are used so consistently within a family that they have been retained in this analysis, specifically, SAGRAVES (which also includes Sagrove(s)) and SEAGRAVE. Sagraves was adopted by the early settlers of eastern Kentucky about 1800. Seagrave was the version brought to Massachusetts by the John & Sarah Seagrave family who settled there about 1725.
      The Seagraves version is the most common found (about 39%) of all those found on the 1940 census.
      A discussion of the name spelling variations can be found on the Home Page of this website.
    Born 4 Mar 1862  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    1870 census 1870  Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Laura S. Seagraves, 8, born in Tennessee, daughter of Lewis L. and Rhoda Ann Seagraves 
    1880 census 1880  Macon County, District #2, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Laura Freeman, 18, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, boarder in home of Lucinda Law, 55; with Wiley Freeman, 24, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, physician. 
    Marriage #1 About 1880  [2
    Laura married Wiley Howell Freeman probably in Macon County, Tennessee. 
    • Wiley was born 9 September 1855 on White Oak Branch in Macon County, Tennessee and died at Sentinel, Oklahoma on 6 March 1950. "His father Abraham Eason FREEMAN lived on Katie Hill across the branch from the old Co. Farm" "the Freeman tribe came by ox wagons through Cumberland Gap into Tennessee about 1800." His children were: Mary, married John Gillenwater,"; Hise, who was an officer in the Civil War, wife was Mary Seagraves, daughter of Louis Seagraves near Lafayette; went to Texas in 1882;." Wiley Howell, named for Dr. Wiley Howell, physician of Lafayette,"his wife was Laura Seagraves, sister of Mary." Wiley Howell Freeman taught school at Antioch and near Franklin, Kentucky, before going to Vanderbilt University where he and his brother-in-law graduated in medicine before coming to Roanoke, Texas in 1882." Sam Seagraves and Wiley Howell Freeman practiced medicine over sixty years, "Uncle Wiley" went to the Plains of west Texas in 1900, selling land for forty that cost him ten and investing in land at a dollar up. He later moved to Sentinel, OK having been joined by families of his two brothers, Abe and Joe, in 1900." Wiley died 6 March 1950 and is buried with Laura in the Sentinel Cemetery in Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma. [2]
    Migration About 1884  Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laura and Wiley moved from Macon County, Tennessee to Cooke County, Texas 
    Child born 5 Feb 1885  [3
    first known child born: Irving Seagraves Freeman probably in Cooke County, Texas. 
    Child born Oct 1885  [3
    second known child born: Kate Freeman probably in Cooke County, Texas. 
    Child born Sep 1898  [3
    third known child born: Eunice Freeman probably in Cooke County, Texas. 
    1900 census 1900  Cooke County, Precinct #6, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Laura S. Freeman, 38, born in March 1862 in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, married 20 years, mother of 5 children with 3 still living, wife of Wilard Freeman, 44, born in September 1855 in Tennessee, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, merchant in general store; Irving, son, 15, born in February 1885 in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, at school; Kate, daughter, 4, born in October 1895 in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee; Eunice, daughter, born in September 1898 in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee. 
    Migration About 1905  Floyd County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laura and family moved to Floyd County, Texas. 
    1910 census 1910  Lockney, Floyd County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Laura S. Freeman, 48, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, married once, mother of 5 children with 3 still living, wife of Wiley H. Freeman, 54, born in Tennessee, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, doctor in own practice; Katie, daughter, 14, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee; Eunice, daughter, 11, Texas, both parents born in Tennessee. 
    Migration About 1915  Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laura and family moved to Washita County, Oklahoma. 
    1920 census 1920  Elk, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Laura Freeman, 54, born in Tennessee, married, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, wife of Wiley H. Freeman, 64, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, physician in own practice; Katie, daughter, 24, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, teacher in literary school. 
    1930 census 1930  Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Lana S. Freeman, 68, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, wife of Dr. Wiley Howell Freeman, 74, born in Tennessee, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, medical doctor. 
    Death notices 1 Feb 1950  Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laura died at age 87 in Sentinel, Oklahoma. 
    Died 1 Feb 1950  Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Sentinel Cemetery, Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I876  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2017 

    Father Lewis L. Seagraves,   b. 10 Dec 1819, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1901, Era, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Rhoda Ann Jenkins,   b. 23 Feb 1826, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1916, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1845  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Wiley Howell Freeman,   b. 9 Sep 1855, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1950, Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married Abt 1880  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Irving Seagraves Freeman,   b. 5 Feb 1885, Cooke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1934, Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
     2. Kate Freeman,   b. Oct 1885, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Eunice Freeman,   b. Sep 1898, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Mar 1862 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 census - recorded as Laura S. Seagraves, 8, born in Tennessee, daughter of Lewis L. and Rhoda Ann Seagraves - 1870 - Macon County, District #1, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 census - recorded as Laura Freeman, 18, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, boarder in home of Lucinda Law, 55; with Wiley Freeman, 24, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, physician. - 1880 - Macon County, District #2, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1880 - Macon County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Laura and Wiley moved from Macon County, Tennessee to Cooke County, Texas - About 1884 - Cooke County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Laura S. Freeman, 38, born in March 1862 in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, married 20 years, mother of 5 children with 3 still living, wife of Wilard Freeman, 44, born in September 1855 in Tennessee, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, merchant in general store; Irving, son, 15, born in February 1885 in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, at school; Kate, daughter, 4, born in October 1895 in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee; Eunice, daughter, born in September 1898 in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee. - 1900 - Cooke County, Precinct #6, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Laura and family moved to Floyd County, Texas. - About 1905 - Floyd County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Laura S. Freeman, 48, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, married once, mother of 5 children with 3 still living, wife of Wiley H. Freeman, 54, born in Tennessee, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, doctor in own practice; Katie, daughter, 14, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee; Eunice, daughter, 11, Texas, both parents born in Tennessee. - 1910 - Lockney, Floyd County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMigration - Laura and family moved to Washita County, Oklahoma. - About 1915 - Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Laura Freeman, 54, born in Tennessee, married, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, wife of Wiley H. Freeman, 64, born in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, physician in own practice; Katie, daughter, 24, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, teacher in literary school. - 1920 - Elk, Washita County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Lana S. Freeman, 68, born in Tennessee, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Tennessee, wife of Dr. Wiley Howell Freeman, 74, born in Tennessee, father born in Virginia, mother born in Tennessee, medical doctor. - 1930 - Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Laura died at age 87 in Sentinel, Oklahoma. - 1 Feb 1950 - Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Feb 1950 - Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sentinel Cemetery, Sentinel, Washita County, Oklahoma, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Laura S. (Seagraves) Freeman 1862-1950
    Laura S. (Seagraves) Freeman 1862-1950

  • Sources 
    1. [S304] Personal History of Milton Paul Seagraves.

    2. [S334] Quoted from a letter dated 8 April 1950 by William Webb Freeman published in the: Macon County Times 27 April 1950.

    3. [S335] 1900 census for Cooke County, Texas .

    4. [S333] Armour Family Tree , (Ancestry.com).